James Malcolm, MD, PhD


Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine


  • BS, Georgia Tech, 2004
  • BS, Georgia Tech, 2006
  • MS, Georgia Tech, 2006
  • MS, Georgia Tech, 2008
  • PhD, Georgia Tech, 2010
  • MD, Emory University, 2017


Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Professional Interests

  • Functional
  • Stereotactic
  • Epilepsy
  • Spine
  • Neurocritical Care

Future/Career Plans

  • Academics


  • Georgia Neurological Society Summer Meeting Resident Award for Best Research Presentation, 2017
  • Emory University Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship, 2016
  • Georgia Research Alliance/Technology Association of Georgia award, AccelerEyes, 2009
  • Georgia Tech Business Plan Competition, AccelerEyes, 2008
  • Georgia Tech Department of Computer Science Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, 2003


  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons


  • Running
  • Cooking
  • Family
  • Enjoying the outdoors


  • Malcolm, Fox, Dente, Patel. “Necrotizing soft tissue infection presenting as missed hollow viscous injury.” The American Surgeon, Accepted
  • Li, Malcolm, Rindler, Baum, Rao, Kurpad, Ahmad. “The Role of Diffusion Tensor Imaging In Spinal Pathology: A Review”. Neurology India, Accepted
  • KE Malcolm, JG Malcolm, DT Wu, KA Spainhour, KP Race. “Cops and Docs: The Challenges for ED Physicians Balancing the Police, State Laws, and EMTALA.” Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, In Pressdoi:10.1002/jhrm.21280
  • Mustroph, Malcolm, Rindler, Chu, Grossberg, Pradilla, Ahmad. “Cranioplasty infection and resorption are associated with presence of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” World Neurosurgery, In Pressdoi:10.1016/j.wneu.2017.04.066
  • JG Malcolm, RS Rindler, JK Chu, F Chokshi, JA Grossberg, G Pradilla, FU Ahmad. Early cranioplasty is associated with greater neurologic improvement: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurosurgery, In Presspubmed:28419358, doi:10.1093/neuros/nyx182
  • SH Halani, J Chu, JG Malcolm, RS Rindler, JW Allen, J Grossberg, G Pradilla, FU. Ahmad. Effects of Cranioplasty on Cerebral Blood Flow Following Decompressive Craniectomy: A Systematic Review of the Literature.Neurosurgery, In Press pubmed:28368505, doi:10.1093/neuros/nyx054
  • RS Rindler, FH Chokshi, JG Malcolm, SR Eshraghi, M Mossa-Basha, JK Chu, SN Kurpad, FU Ahmad. Spinal diffusion tensor imaging in the evaluation of pre- and post-operative severity in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A systematic review of the literature. World Neurosurgery, 99:150-158, 2017.doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2016.11.141, pubmed:27939797
  • Malcolm, Miller, Grossberg, Pradilla, Ahmad. Early urgent cranioplasty for symptomatic hygroma: report of two cases. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 34:273-275, 2016. pubmed:27523587, doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2016.08.003
  • Malcolm, Rindler, Chu, Grossberg, Pradilla, Ahmad. Complications following cranioplasty and relationship to timing: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 33:39-51, 2016, pubmed:27499122, doi:10.1016/j.jocn.2016.04.017
  • E Celano, A Salehani, J Malcolm, E Reinertsen, CG Hadjipanayis. “Spinal Cord Ependymoma: A Review of the Literature and Case Series of Ten Patients.” Journal of Neuro-Oncology, 128(3):377-386, 2016.doi:10.1007/s11060-016-2135-8, pubmed:27154165

Book Chapters

  • JR Malcolm, JA Hyde, JG Malcolm, JP McAfee, PC McAfee. “XLIF for Degenerated/Collapsed Disc.” In eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) 2e, ed. JA Goodrich and IJ Volcan, chapter 23, pages 301-317, 2013. ISBN 978-1-57626-363-1
  • T. Larsen, G. Pryor, and J. Malcolm. Jacket: GPU Powered MATLAB Acceleration Jacket. GPU Gems, chapter 28, pages 387-398. 2011. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-385963-1.00028-9
  • J. G. Malcolm, Y. Rathi, and C.-F. Westin. Processing and visualization of diffusion MRI. “Recent Advances in Biomedical Image Processing and Analysis”, chapter 16, pages 403-424. Springer, 2011. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15816-2_16